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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Brooklyn College is an above-average public college located in Brooklyn, New York in the New York City Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 10,786 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Brooklyn College acceptance rate is 40%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Accounting. Graduating 58% of students, Brooklyn College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
About CUNY Brooklyn College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
2900 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Branch of
CUNY System

CUNY Brooklyn College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
40%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1050-1210
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$4,144/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,250/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,786Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,903
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Fashionable, Diverse, somewhat reserved
    46%
  • Local New Yorkers
    20%
  • Avarage
    13%
  • Reserved
    9%
  • Social and Accepting
    9%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Nerdy
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.52 responses
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After my experience at Brooklyn College, I now truly consider it to be "the poor man's harvard." My experience as a Bachelor of Science degree candidate in biology was excellent. The professors were quite knowledgable and the courses were challenging enough to prepare me for medical school. Any negative reviews from people who have attended Brooklyn College must have been from students who did not take advantage of the endless resources and opportunities that are provided by the school. In addition, the cheap tuition (under $7,000 per year) allows students to receive a top-notch education at a bargain price! Most students graduate debt-free and loan free. The one thing I didn't like about Brooklyn College was that the non-science courses were easier than I would have hoped. I have received an A+ in almost all of the non-science courses that I completed.
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Going to Brooklyn College was the best decision I ever made. I have made everlasting friendships and created strong bonds with the faculty here. They really want to see you succeed and go out of their way to make sure you get what you need! The only reason why I wouldn't give it a full 5 stars is because the food on campus sucks! Luckily there are many food places around the campus that offer student discounts for Brooklyn College students. The campus is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the faculty are extremely welcoming. Transferring here has changed my life and I am grateful for Brooklyn College for being so welcoming.
I got accepted through Brooklyn College last minute and jumped on the offer. As I am entering my second semester as a freshman, I do truly enjoy my experience so far. The school spirit is present on campus. During breaks, you can see student government giving away plenty of free items for nearby students. You also can find the school mascot on the quad with these students.There are many clubs that occur and many events such as movie night on the quad and puppy therapy.The campus is truly beautiful in all seasons. Classes are interesting and professors seem to be approachable! I highly recommend as a cheap college option.